Tuesday, November 18, 2014 9:03 pm
Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Dr. Modupe Alade in Ado-Ekiti announced the dismissals, triggering yet another controversy on the separation of powers between the executive and legislature.
Those relieved of their appointment include Messrs Wole Olujobi, Special Adviser (SA) (Media), Ojobamikan Dele, SA (Political) and Lawrence Awelewa, SA (Special Duties) to the Speaker.
Also on the list are Messrs Wande Omirin, SA (Youth Matters), Orija Samuel, Chief of Staff, and Sanmi Adeeko, PA to the Speaker.
Others are Mr Taiwo Oluwaleye, SA (Media) to the Deputy Speaker, and Adedipe Esther, SA (Media) to the Majority Leader.
The statement directed all the affected aides to hand over all government property in their possession to the Clerk of the House before the close of office on Tuesday.
Ekiti state government has also denied claims by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that Ekiti state Speaker, Dr. Adewale Omirin had been impeached.
Chief Press Secretary to Gov Ayo Fayose, Mr Idowu Adelusi said in a statement that the legislature, by its rules, forms a quorum with nine members, “and 10 were at the sitting and not seven as the APC had claimed.’’
“Fayose was never near the Assembly Complex and Nigerians should ask APC leaders why they are always the ones that are right and others are wrong.
“In the APC-controlled state of Edo, Gov. Adams Oshiomhole has shut down the assembly for many months now.
“APC lawmakers hold their meetings in the governor’s bedroom at Osadebay Avenue, GRA, Benin. Nothing is wrong with that as the PDP members have been shut out!
“In another APC state of Rivers, courts have been shut down for over a year.
“Gov. Rotimi Amaechi wanted to appoint his man as the Chief Judge of the state and nothing is still wrong with that’’, added the statement.